Obituaries

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May

Carolynn Burress

Carolynn Burress, 76, of Tigerton, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014.

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07
May

Doris F. Kroner

Doris F. Kroner, 95, of Shawano, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at a local nursing home. Born on Jan. 23, 1919, in Seymour, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Irene (Burmeister) Lubinski.

On May 1, 1940, Doris was united in marriage to Norbert Kroner in Seymour. The couple made their home and raised their children in the Shawano area. From 1954-1970, the couple ran the family business, The Crystal Bar, just west of Shawano. Prior to 1954, they owned and operated the Basement Bar in Seymour. Doris was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano, where she was active with the Christian Mothers. She cherished the time she spent with her family and always enjoyed fishing with her husband.

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07
May

JoAnn D. Dobratz

JoAnn Dorothy (Miller) Dobratz, 83, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2014. Born on Feb. 1, 1931, in Suring, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Sarah Alice (Dieck) Miller.

A graduate of Suring High School, she attended Milwaukee Business College. On Dec. 12, 1953, she was united in marriage to Roland Dobratz in Suring. They were blessed to be able to enjoy 60 years together, spending time watching their children and grandchildren grow, attending Packers games, and relaxing on Kelly Lake. JoAnn’s pride was celebrating the Fourth of July each year with friends on Kelly Lake. JoAnn’s most delightful blessing was the month of October 1997 when her granddaughters were born. They helped her enjoy her later years with laughter, love and companionship. She was a longtime member of Peace UCC and worked as a secretary for Franklin Middle School in Shawano.

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07
May

Martha O. Nelson

Martha O. Nelson, 94, of Oshkosh and formerly of Shawano, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Born on March 12, 1920, the daughter of Fredrick and Agatha (Hildemann) Steinberg, Martha was employed as a garment inspector at Eagle Knitting Mill in Shawano before her retirement.

She was a former member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano and a current member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. Martha enjoyed time spent gardening, crocheting, cooking, and the making of quilts and slipper socks.

Survivors include a daughter, Constance Kowalske; two grandchildren, Kristina (Micah) Morrison and Stacy Kowalske; two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Ryan; a twin brother, Martin Steinberg; a stepson, John (Donna) Nelson; and other family members.

Preceding Martha in death were her first husband, Martin O. Kowalske, a son, Daniel O. Kowalske, and her second husband, James R. Nelson Sr.

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07
May

Janet V. Milbauer

Janet Violet Milbauer, 92, of Marion, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

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03
May

Floyd Peter Kristof

Floyd Peter Kristof, 91, of Shawano, formerly of Leopolis, passed away May 1, 2014, surrounded by his family at Kindred Hearts-Shawano. Born on May 14, 1922, in Leopolis, he was the son of the late James and Lena (Kadlez) Kristof.

After graduating from Marion High School in 1940, Floyd helped on the family farm in the town of Herman until marriage to his wife, Veronica Stezenski, whom he met at one of the many local dances. On June 15, 1946, they were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leopolis. The couple moved to and farmed in the town of Seneca until their retirement in 1983. He taught his boys how to work hard, do things for themselves and take time for a few cold ones with friends at a local drinking establishment. He died knowing The Brei Brother Farms had turned the base farm he toiled over in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s into one of the top producing farms in Shawano County today.

Sat
03
May

Robert E. Neta Sr.

Robert Neta, better known as Bob, Rob or Robbie, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison on Dec. 26, 2013, at age 68. He had recently moved from Chetek to Madison to be closer to his children and grandchildren. Bob had been dealing with chronic health issues for a number of years.

Bob was born on Aug. 18, 1945, in Kissimmee, Fla., to Elaine (Weissenborn) Neta and John W. Neta. He was the youngest of three boys. As a youngster, his family moved to Wisconsin to live on the South Branch of the Menominee Indian Reservation. His dad, John, started a logging business, and his mother, Elaine, was the county health nurse. He grew up learning all aspects of the logging industry with his two older brothers, Tom and Jim, who preceded him in death. Bob was always known to be a hard worker to all who knew him.

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03
May

Ruth H. Krueger

Ruth H. Krueger, 88, passed to eternal life Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Ruth was born in Shawano County on July 2, 1925, to the late John and Alma Krueger.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Leo and Elmer, and a sister, Alvera Krueger.

Ruth worked for many years at the Industries for the Blind and was very active with the Badger Association for the Blind.

She is survived by many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at St. Martin Church, W8302 Belle Plaine Road, Shawano, Monday, May 5, 2014, from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at noon. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Badger Association for the Blind or St. Martin Church are appreciated.

Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home is serving the family.

For information, please call 414-546-4342, or see the obituary online at www.bvfh.net.

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01
May

Floyd P. Kristof

Floyd P. Kristof, 91, of Leopolis, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Arrangements are pending with the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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01
May

John W. Hawpetoss

John Wayne Hawpetoss, 59, of Neopit, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Shawano. Born on March 7, 1955, in Keshena, he was the son of the late Samuel and Frances (Matchapatow) Hawpetoss Sr.

John was an iron worker and member of the Local 380, Champagne, Ill. When not at work, John enjoyed hunting, fishing, traditional crafting and bead work, and loved being in the woods. He also loved spending time with his children and beloved grandchildren. John was an avid Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan.

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